Thread: Recommend The Best Current Italian Prog

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    The Graveyard (going to be removed on the next list)
    Basta! - Oceanurina (maybe just a tour?)
    Too bad about Basta!. I liked Elemento Antropico and was hoping for more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Too bad about Basta!. I liked Elemento Antropico and was hoping for more.

    Bill
    I'm not saying that there won't be another Album, they just posted stuff which seemed like a a cover
    of a new Album with the funny name of Oceanurina.

    But that seemed to be just a tour Motto...

    I follow them so if there is any News I will post it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    Looking forward to the new Barock Project. New lead vocalist Alex Mari's should free up composer/vocalist/keyboardist Luca Zabbini to go mad on the Keys. Plus, with multiple vocalists, we'll get treated to juicy harmonies.

    I'm curious how Unreal City will sound with their new guitarist.
    Luca did really well, he almost made their former (awesome) vocalist forgotten. Let's see how Alex does.

    Something new wouldn't be bad for Unreal City as they became a bit "samey" to me (still great though).

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    Regarding Basta! :They definitely played a song called Oceanurina at Terra Incognita and indicated that there was a new album coming, but I don't recall a timeline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptrick View Post
    Regarding Basta! :They definitely played a song called Oceanurina at Terra Incognita and indicated that there was a new album coming, but I don't recall a timeline.
    Cooool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    I'm not saying that there won't be another Album, they just posted stuff which seemed like a a cover
    of a new Album with the funny name of Oceanurina.

    But that seemed to be just a tour Motto...

    I follow them so if there is any News I will post it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptrick View Post
    Regarding Basta! :They definitely played a song called Oceanurina at Terra Incognita and indicated that there was a new album coming, but I don't recall a timeline.
    Cool!

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    Imagin'Aria "Exeligere" comes out on Aug 10th on streaming platforms and on Aug 20th on CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogilevs View Post
    Imagin'Aria "Exeligere" comes out on Aug 10th on streaming platforms and on Aug 20th on CD
    Thanks for this info!

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    Algebra will be back with a new Album "Deconstructing Classics" on the 6th September
    (2CD of cover versions feat. Ant Phillips and Steve Hackett on one track)

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    Second Album by Cellar Noise - Nautitlus




    also new Album by Calibro 39 - High Tension Vol. 35 (takes on 70s libary Music by Lesiman)

    An original track by Lesiman so that you can get an idea what that will be about

    Last edited by TheH; 08-22-2019 at 04:51 PM.

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    I also was able to get some positive Feedback from "La Torre del' Alchimsita" and "Fonderia" on their long going
    works on new Albums. I already send those to the graveyard on my list.

    But still give several years before those will be released...

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    Is it just me, or does it seem as though the number of these new Italian Prog-Rock releases is slowing? Considerably.
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

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    Is it just me, or does it seem as though the number of these new Italian Prog-Rock releases is slowing? Considerably.
    It's not just you. The last year and half seemed slow to moi. I purchased 15~ RPI albums in 2017. 3 in 2018. Zero so far in 2019.
    I suppose Barock Project and Unreal City will release albums in the next 12 months. Autobuys for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Is it just me, or does it seem as though the number of these new Italian Prog-Rock releases is slowing? Considerably.
    Yes they are, absolutley nothing happening the last months. If you follow my "lists" you will notice that many releases
    are there for years now. Many of those should have been released in 2017.

    So a lot of stuff is stuck (for whatever reasons) but also the number of Releases that I didn't saw coming seems to
    down to about zero (there where a lot in the last years).

    I really hope that gets better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogilevs View Post
    Imagin'Aria "Exeligere" comes out on Aug 10th on streaming platforms and on Aug 20th on CD
    I was a bit underwhelmed by this release! Maybe needs more playtime!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalmoxe View Post
    I was a bit underwhelmed by this release! Maybe needs more playtime!!!
    Hmm.. I streamed 3 random tracks.. I have to admit: That's not for me.. Sorry guys

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    Solo Album by Presence guitarist (of Course the title is German and as almost always it's wrongly conjugated)


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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Is it just me, or does it seem as though the number of these new Italian Prog-Rock releases is slowing? Considerably.
    Yes. Slowing. Not just you.

    We're all getting senile, including the musicians. I only hope the 'Alchimistas get to release that followup at all; was it 12 years now since Neo?

    11 years since Pigiama Psicoattivo by El Topo, an Italian combo halfway between Tortoise and JagaJazzist. I listened intensely to that one this summer, after not having unwrapped it since buying the thing on release ten years ago! So Yeah, it's all slowing down drastically. We'll be preparing for old age and evil death real soon, but preferably not before we get to experience electric turbo Walkers for the elderly. I'm having mine equipped with a stereo and speakers, blastin' some hot sympho while I'm moving along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    I suppose Barock Project and Unreal City will release albums in the next 12 months. Autobuys for me.
    Barock Project in September, at least in Japan

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Is it just me, or does it seem as though the number of these new Italian Prog-Rock releases is slowing? Considerably.
    They are just coming in groups ))) There was a number in January, then in March, in June, and in Autumn there will be another wave.
    So far released this year (and I left out Prog Metal and Jazz/Fusion albums):
    Dalton "Eden"
    La Stazione Delle Frequenze "Physis"
    Donella Del Monaco / Paolo Troncon / Opus Avantra Ensemble "Rosa Rosae"
    Celeste "Il Risveglio del Principe"
    Mad Fellaz "Mad Fellaz III"
    Macchina Pneumatica "Riflessi e Maschere"
    Paolo Siani ft. Nuova Idea "The Leprechaun's Pot of Gold"
    Baro Prog-jets "Lucillo & Giada / Topic Würlenio"
    habelard2 "Il dado è tratto"
    Anèma "Umana Città"
    Eris Pluvia "Tales from Another Time"
    Corporesano "Corporesano"
    Fungus Family "The Key of the Garden"
    Zerothehero "Nobody"
    Conqueror "In Orbita"
    Phoenix Again "Friends of Spirit"
    La Batteria "La Batteria 2"
    Eveline’s Dust "K"
    Silver Key "Third"
    Giant The Vine "Music for Empty Places"
    Alessandro Errichetti "Behind The Beyond"
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso "Transiberiana"
    Sezione Frenante "Nuove Dimensioni"
    Arcadelt "Arc8"
    Alluminogeni "Metafisico"
    Pholas Dactylus "Hieros Gamos"
    Sfaratthons "Appunti di Viaggio"
    Imagin'Aria "Exeligere"

    Does it seem slowing?
    And Latte e Miele 2.0 "Paganini Experience", Cellar Noise "Nautilus", Barock Project "Seven Seas", Antonio Moresco & Fabio Zuffanti "Camminare da solo, di notte" are coming in September/October

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Yes. Slowing. Not just you.

    We're all getting senile, including the musicians. I only hope the 'Alchimistas get to release that followup at all; was it 12 years now since Neo?
    Yes, that was 2007 and one of the reasons why I got into new Italian Prog (of whatever colour) so Deep.

    I rember an interview back then where they said the next Album wouldn't be out before 2017. I thought they where
    joking

    In 2016 most of my fave Italian bands had their bases loaded with new works and I was expecting 2017 to become
    a Prime year for Italian Prog but they all got stuck or died (some even with fully recorded and produced Albums)

    La Torre del'Alchimista, Mad Crayon, Fonderia, Ezra Winston, Gran Turismo Veloce and Egonon etc.

    Some of those will see the light after years (and years) in the making, some are finally gone…

    If you like El Topo: Some of the guys are still active in other Projects like MU (minimalistic)


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    Quote Originally Posted by mogilevs View Post
    They are just coming in groups ))) There was a number in January, then in March, in June, and in Autumn there will be another wave.
    So far released this year (and I left out Prog Metal and Jazz/Fusion albums):
    Dalton "Eden"
    La Stazione Delle Frequenze "Physis"
    Donella Del Monaco / Paolo Troncon / Opus Avantra Ensemble "Rosa Rosae"
    Celeste "Il Risveglio del Principe"
    Mad Fellaz "Mad Fellaz III"
    Macchina Pneumatica "Riflessi e Maschere"
    Paolo Siani ft. Nuova Idea "The Leprechaun's Pot of Gold"
    Baro Prog-jets "Lucillo & Giada / Topic Würlenio"
    habelard2 "Il dado è tratto"
    Anèma "Umana Città"
    Eris Pluvia "Tales from Another Time"
    Corporesano "Corporesano"
    Fungus Family "The Key of the Garden"
    Zerothehero "Nobody"
    Conqueror "In Orbita"
    Phoenix Again "Friends of Spirit"
    La Batteria "La Batteria 2"
    Eveline’s Dust "K"
    Silver Key "Third"
    Giant The Vine "Music for Empty Places"
    Alessandro Errichetti "Behind The Beyond"
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso "Transiberiana"
    Sezione Frenante "Nuove Dimensioni"
    Arcadelt "Arc8"
    Alluminogeni "Metafisico"
    Pholas Dactylus "Hieros Gamos"
    Sfaratthons "Appunti di Viaggio"
    Imagin'Aria "Exeligere"

    Does it seem slowing?
    And Latte e Miele 2.0 "Paganini Experience", Cellar Noise "Nautilus", Barock Project "Seven Seas", Antonio Moresco & Fabio Zuffanti "Camminare da solo, di notte" are coming in September/October
    Italy is of course still one of the most productive countries but you can still see a decline:

    Altrock/Fading - Gone
    Mellowrecords - Down to selling their back catalogue on Bandcamp (with Maybe a new release or two a year)
    Aereostella - Down to one or two Releases a year (they will do Barock Project though)
    Andromeda Relix - Are much more into their Hard/Heavy side than before
    Black Widow - Reduced the number of Releases and release more Black Metal than before
    MaRaCash - Slowed down and went to "saver" grounds than before…

    Etc. Etc. Etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogilevs View Post
    Sfaratthons "Appunti di Viaggio"
    I just came across this band and it sounds very promising:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    We're all getting senile, including the musicians. I only hope the 'Alchimistas get to release that followup at all; was it 12 years now since Neo?
    Wow... hard to believe it has been that long already. I had to wait months after its release to actually buy a copy; it was back before I knew of very many prog vendors in the states. The compositions on Neo were leaps and bounds ahead of their first album. Played the heck out of it, and still listen to it every now and then.


    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    11 years since Pigiama Psicoattivo by El Topo, an Italian combo halfway between Tortoise and JagaJazzist. I listened intensely to that one this summer, after not having unwrapped it since buying the thing on release ten years ago! So Yeah, it's all slowing down drastically. We'll be preparing for old age and evil death real soon, but preferably not before we get to experience electric turbo Walkers for the elderly. I'm having mine equipped with a stereo and speakers, blastin' some hot sympho while I'm moving along.

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    I'll have to check out that El Topo (Jodorowsky reference?), as that sounds quite interesting.

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    man, that was gooood... hope it is all instrumental!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zalmoxe View Post
    I just came across this band and it sounds very promising:
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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